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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:52 PM

How to Read Your Losing Powerball Ticket

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:59 PM

1. Didn't Play

No point in playing, the fact we give this supposedly "non-profit organization" our $$$ and most of us get nothing in return makes me sick. I would rather spend the money on some canned goods or boxed food to donate to my local food shelter, so the victims of layoffs and corporate america can have a nice Christmas!

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Response to AfricanFreedom (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:06 PM

3. Well said my friend and welcome to DU.

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Response to AfricanFreedom (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:35 PM

9. $2. It won't prevent anyone from donating to food shelters.

And the winners are only a few miles from me.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:03 PM

2. The chance that ticket would have won was about 1 in 175 million.

 

The chance of winning had you not bought a ticket was zero.

Some times, a little hope and some dreams are worth a couple bucks.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:06 PM

4. Oh, that was hilarious! THank you for making me laugh out loud.

I am now in a HapplyPlace.com

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:13 PM

5. yeah, cause only an idiot would spend $2 for a chance at $550 million

You know what, somebody won, in fact two people won a ton of cash.

Where is the harm in spending two bucks for a ticket?

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:35 PM

8. I bought 1 ticket for the first time in years.

It's essentially a voluntary tax with almost 0 chance of a significant payout. There's no harm in a little cheap wishful thinking every now and then, but some people take it way too seriously. I know someone who spends $30-$50 a week on tickets and that is a significant portion of his income. He is convinced he will win someday, that he will figure out a trick with the numbers.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:22 PM

6. I can't make out my numbers

My tears of disappointment are clouding my eyes.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:25 PM

7. $2 to dream a little and it doesn't go to Wynn or Adelson, etc. What's so bad?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:54 PM

10. AZ and Michigan sold the tics. Fountain Hills in AZ, that's where R Pie Hole lives. I think the

whole shit is rigged. They didn't get my two bucks.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:50 AM

11. LOL. Who was it that said lotteries were a tax on the stupid?

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